Part-Time Educator

Part-Time Educator

November 23, 2022

Responsibilities
WANT TO HAVE FUN GARDENING & CRAFTING WITH ELDERS, FEW HRS/MONTH & BE PAID?

Eldergrow is looking for our next friendly, nature-loving Educator in Enumclaw, WA North Bend, WA, Palestine, WA, Nespelem, WA, Brewster, WA, and Port Townsend, WA.

If you enjoy gardening, helping others, flexibility when you choose to work and learning new things, then Eldergrow is perfect for you. You work just 7-8 hours a month per garden during the day to provide elders a therapeutic connection to nature by teaching classes using our mobile indoor garden that lives in long-term & memory care communities.

This is a fun and gratifying role that sometimes even includes chocolate (which comes from plants after all). An Eldergrow Educator’s goal is to make connections with elders and build relationships with community staff. You must be friendly, outgoing, able to project your voice, caring, and comfortable around elders who have varied cognitive and physical needs. The best Educator candidates will have some gardening or basic plant-care skills and experience interacting with a vulnerable population like seniors, teaching young children, persons with disabilities, mental health conditions or addictions.

Learn more about Eldergrow’s mission and the work we do at https://www.eldergrow.org/join-our-team/

WHAT DOES YOUR TIME AND PAY LOOK LIKE?

Monthly stipend of $162.50 for 7-8 hours of work (1 garden)

Two monthly gardening education and connecting with seniors sessions (1.5 hours each for a total of 3 hours) supporting 1 community gardens in Enumclaw
Pictures and after lesson garden maintenance (1 hour each for a total of 2 hours)
Picking up plants/supplies twice a month (1 hour)
Monthly online Educator community training (1 hour)
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Experience with Elders or other vulnerable populations who may have both physical and cognitive limitations
Moderate gardening /plant care skills
Must have access to dependable internet, a computer, and printer for class documents.
Smartphone- We require that educators take and upload photos after every class.
Able to pass a background check to work with vulnerable populations
Driver’s license and insured vehicle required – you will drive to communities that engage our service and occasionally pick up gardening supplies.
Willing to join and participate in our company Facebook group.
Mild physical requirements include: 1) able to stand/move around the room for at least an hour 2) kneel/bend down to maintain the garden, 3) lift soil bags and 4) push the mobile garden (on wheels no lifting):
** TO APPLY:

In addition to your resume, please answer a few QUICK questions sharing why this opportunity interests you, your applicable experiences, and your availability for this type of work.

Company Info

Company Name
Eldergrow

Company URL
https://www.eldergrow.org/

Contact Name
Carly Herrera

Email
carly.herrera@eldergrow.org

Phone
(206) 369-2997

Location

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Enumclaw, WA North Bend, WA, Palestine, WA, Nespelem, WA, Brewster, WA, and Port Townsend, WA., WA N/A